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Dumpster Diving with the Freegans
September 1, 2020
Review: Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Alternate Universe Optimus Prime Action Figure

Figure of the DayTransformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Alternate Universe Optimus Prime Action FigureSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

Available now! The Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Trilogy Alternate Universe Optimus Prime Action Figure is an exquisite dead guy. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Walmart Plus - Trying Its Own Amazon.com Service

WalmartPocketVia Walmart and lots of press outlets: Walmart introduces Walmart Plus, a new membership program for $98 a year. It's Amazon Prime, but arguably not as robust of a service.

I'm not sure what the killer app is for such a membership - but as it is, Walmart's free next-day delivery starts at $35, and you get 5 cents off a gallon of gas. Is it better than going to the store? I mean... right now, sure, but until there's some big toy special those of us who are always going to toy stores (in normal times) anyway might not see much of a benefit here. This of course means it will be a tremendous $98 per year success.

--AP

Nice NES News
September 2, 2020
Star Wars Review: R6-Series Astromech Droid Silver with Purple

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: R6-Series Astromech Droid Silver with Purple. It's from the Disney theme parks' parts bins - this is not one of the Target ones from Hasbro. Read the whole review.

--AP

Nintendo - New NES Dead Tomb

NintendoDead TombVia Limited Run Games: Dead Tomb for NES. It looks sort of like a PC adventure game, and that can be good - it also says "Acclaim" on it... which his not usually always great. It goes up 10 AM Eastern on Friday... and again at 6 PM.

Their tweet says: "Based on Temporel Inc, an obscure (and lost-to-time) Videoway adventure game, DEAD TOMB gets a Limited Run for the NES this Friday, September 4 at 10am & 6pm ET. Each physical copy comes with a themed sticker sheet and our NES cart dust sleeve!"

I am unsure why the "Acclaim" name is being used, but I did read that it's based on an obscure Canadian cable box game. Which raises all sorts o questions. the original game is "Temporel Inc." It's also set to be ported to an HDMI ColecoVision clone called the CollectorVision Phoenix, but it does not seem that is available to purchase at this time.

--AP

Transformers - Studio Series & Selects

TransformersNew and Old StuffVia Hasbro and Entertainment Earth and other online toy sellers: Red Wing Returning, Studio Series Megatron, plus Cordon & Spin-Out. Red Wing was previously a Target Red Card exclusive, the rest are brand new!

Offer expires while you wait.

Also, it sure looks like Dinobots are back on the menu.

--AP

Open Preorders Are Great
September 3, 2020
Review: Fisher-Price Imaginext Series 9 Mystery Figures Shark Pirate

Figure of the DayFisher-Price Imaginext Series 9 Mystery Figures Shark PirateSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

Bluish! Fisher-Price Imaginext Series 9 Mystery Figures Shark Pirate is a slightly older figure but seemingly still pops up from time tot ime. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Shantae Returns to GameBoy Color - September 11

ImaginextTrainVia Limited Run Games on Instagram: Earlier this morning, we announced release dates for Shantae on GBC, Shantae on Switch, and Shantae: Risky's Revenge on Switch. All three games will be available as Standard or Collector's Editions in a four-week open pre-order, starting at 10am ET on Friday, September 11!

The game is legendary for being good, rare, and expensive due to being released after the GameBoy Advance. As such, this is probably the first crack you've had at it since hearing it was a good one. Pricing is currently unknown. Next stop: hopefully Ninja Five-O.

--AP

New Toilet Edition Super Mario Bros.
September 4, 2020
Star Wars Review: General Leia Organa (The Black Series 6-Inch)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: General Leia Organa (The Black Series 6-Inch). This is a pretty impressive figure, and she's still below her original retail price if you want to buy one. Read the whole review.

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchFantasy Tower Defense This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Fantasy Tower Defense, Here Be Dragons, Secret Files 3, and over a dozen more.

At retail: NBA 2k21 and Ary and the Secret of Seasons and other things I won't be playing.

--AP

Nintendo Super Mario Bros. Game & Watch Device

NintendoSuper Mario Bros. Game & WatchVia Nintendo: Super Mario Bros. Game & Watch. It has 35 surprises, whatever those are.

You can play the first NES Super Mario Bros. game, and "The Lost Levels" sequel, and a bunch more - I hope there's a surprise HDMI out on this.

--AP

What Has Walking on Two Legs Done for You?
September 7, 2020
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A: Star Wars Know-It-Alls, Galaxy's Edge, and Finding Stuff, Finally! It's new! Be sure to click through and read up on the latest!

Be sure to send in your questions for the next thrilling update!

--AP

Takara-Tomy Repaints Transformers Volcanicus as... Volcanicus

TransformersDinobot ReduxVia Takara-Tomy: Generations Selects Volcanicus. The page says "Domestic shipping (Japan) only" but most of these items have been exported to other markets via Hasbro Pulse.

The original team from Power of the Primes was four $17 deluxe toys and a $25 Voyager toy - if memory serves. This new boxed set is $200. New paint is inclued, as are two large swords and a couple of new blasters and feet. Is it worth the extra twice-as-much? I'd say no - but it may be worthwhile if you missed the previous incarnation of the team and believe Hasbro will take decades to revisit these guys once again. I'm on the fence myself - I was expecting a new team set to be $160-$180 if there was little or no new tooling.

--AP

Imaginext Dinos from Jurassic World Still Coming

ImaginextRhiyesVia Amazon: Fisher-Price Imaginext Jurassic World Pachyrhinosaurus & Lowery (that's an affiliate link) is in stock with the biggest mug accessory I've ever seen. It's not cheap, but it's cute enough - and it means Imaginext may have a more complete line than Mattel's collector ranges.

--AP

Support 16bit.com and Galactic Hunter via Patreon

16bit.comWe're taking donations for server costs! Really. One of the rewards is Q&A a few days early - you can read next Monday's installment as soon as it's ready, which can be as early as 12:01 AM my time on Monday!


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If you've got a dollar a month to share, please Visit the Galactic Hunter Patreon and help cover our server costs. I'll still put in hours of work, writing, photography, and research for you - I just need some help making sure that the site costs me only time, and hopefully not money. Thanks for your support!

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Adult Swim Cancels Venture Bros.
September 8, 2020
Review: Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Siege Barricade Action Figure

Figure of the DayTransformers Generations War for Cybertron Siege Barricade Action FigureSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

Available... last year! The Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Siege Barricade Action Figure has been sitting waiting to be reviewed for too long - and you can still get it if you're lucky. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Transformers Selects - Reveal at 9:00 AM Pacific

TransformersMysteryVia Entertainment Earth: New Transformers Selects Reveal at 9:00 AM Pacific. What's in the box? Find out at 12:00 PM Eastern!

You should be able to see what is revealed at that time, assuming everything goes according to plan. According to Hasbro's schedule, this may well be the last new US-revealed Selects toy of 2020.

--AP

Another New NES Kickstarter Today?
September 9, 2020
Star Wars Review: Kit Fisto (The Black Series 6-Inch)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Kit Fisto (The Black Series 6-Inch). It's Obi-Wan in new colors with a new head and new hands. Read the whole review.

--AP

Nintendo - New NES Doodle World

NintendoDoodle WorldVia Kickstarter: Doodle World for NES. It has been in development for a while and according to Twitter should be going live at some point today.

You can also see them on Twitter. It looks pretty neat from the teases, so I hope it looks as good when we see the video - or play it.

--AP

Transformers - Shattered Glass Joins Selects

TransformersNew and Old StuffVia Hasbro and Entertainment Earth and other online toy sellers: Transformers Generations Selects Shattered Glass Optimus Prime and Ratchet 2-Pack - Exclusive. This is technically the first mass-produced release of either character as a wide-release toy from Hasbro. Ratchet previously existed as a custom class toy from BotCon, while 2 Optimus Primes were done for BotCon, and a model kit, and an overseas-only Masterpiece toy. This is probably the first and definitely cheapest crack most fans have at either character, and you get both for $50

Offer expires while you wait. At this time there are no known plans to do additional Shattered Glass toys or characters, but you can read about them on TFWiki.

--AP

Toys - Diaclone Diabattles DA-65 Battle Convoy

ToysReturn of ConvoyVia Takara-Tomy and Rakuten: Diaclone Diabattles DA-65 Battle Convoy. This is an alternate universe collector toy taking "Battle Convoy" - the Diaclone toy best known as Optimus Prime - and recreates it as a Diaclone release. You can see some interesting similarities and changes.

There are two versions, one of which costs more and seemingly has bonus parts. It's in the $280-$300 range and will no doubt be at an importer near you soon.

--AP

Xbox Series X November 10, Wonder Woman December?
September 10, 2020
Review: Hasbro Spider-Man Marvel Legends Retro Spider-Man Action Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Spider-Man Marvel Legends Retro Spider-Man Action FigureSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

Super articulated! Hasbro Spider-Man Marvel Legends Retro Spider-Man Action Figure is a nod to the original Toy Biz release and may be Hasbro's best Spidey yet. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Nintendo - New NES Doodle World Launched & Funded

NintendoDoodle WorldVia Kickstarter: Doodle World for NES. It went up earlier today and got funded immediately - but some of the "early bird" tiers are still there, and it's only $35 for a bare cart, or $10 for a ROM. Boxed, it's $50-$55.

In the late 1980s most new NES games were around $40 with some at $50. Adjusted for inflation, that $44.99 copy of Mega Man 2 at Babbage's in June of 1989 would be $94.01. Which is downright sobering and explains why you maybe got a game for your birthday or maybe a major holiday if you were lucky. With that in mind, $50ish for a new game today is surprisingly decent.

--AP

RIP Diana Rigg
September 11, 2020
Star Wars Review: Power Droid (Lars Family Homestead, The Vintage Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Power Droid (Lars Family Homestead, The Vintage Collection). This is a worthwhile upgrade - a new head and a new paint make the old droid look like a completely new figure. Read the whole review.

--AP

Bluestar Outer Space Men Wave 2 Live for Ordering

Outer Space MenMore Blue GlowVia The Outer Space Men News Blog: Bluestar Outer Space Men - Round Two Live Now! We are unclear if they are in-hand or a pre-order, but you can order your sets of Alpha-7, Commander Comet, Electron+, and Mystron right now. The blue glow-in-the-dark Glyos plastic is amazing, and worth a look.

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchArcade Archives CONTRA This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Arcade Archives Gemini Wing, Arcade Archives CONTRA, Golf Zero, and over a dozen more.

At retail: NBA 2k21 and Ary and the Secret of Seasons and other things I won't be playing.

--AP

Sega Reissues - All Your Base Coming to the USA

SegaZero WingVia Retro-Bit: Retro-Bit PublishingÕs Toaplan Shooters CollectorÕs Edition means 4 games are getting reissued for Sega Genesis and Mega Drive. This is notable because despite its fame as a meme, Zero Wing and its "All Your Base Are Belong to Us" notoriety is from a game played mostly on emulators or mostly overseas. It will be joined by Hellfire, Fire Shark, and Truxton... and these are actually some pretty great shooters.

Pre-orders start September 15 and last through October 6. Games are a not-too-bad $44.99 each or all four for $159.99 - the fancy edition coming in a collector's slipcase (meh) with a thank you card (eh) and a Zero Wing All Your Base Are Belong to Us pixel art pin (sold.) Fans of games know bootleg cartridges are made quite cheaply without royalties or any safety considerations for $10 or so, depending on your sources, which is why they threw in things like reversible covers, boxes, slipcovers, puffy stickers, and other things. Sadly, not additional pins.

Retro-Bit's reputation for cartridge reissues tends to be good, with the exception of a Data East collection for NES that can't be pushed down into a front-loader NES due to its length. Size matters. It works fine in a top-loader, an NES, or a slightly-modified front loader that can play games from the "up" position, though. Presumably these will all work fine due to a lack of clearance issues.

Still no word on the Mega Man Wily Wars reissue.

--AP

Mall Owners Bailing Out JC Penney?
September 14, 2020
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A: Star Wars Clones, More Distribution, and Things We Know But Don't! It's new! Be sure to click through and read up on the latest!

Be sure to send in your questions for the next thrilling update!

--AP

GameBoy Color Shantae Pre-Orders Live

GameBoyShantaeVia Limited Run Games: Shantae for GameBoy Color (and also Switch) can be ordered now. Just the game is $45 for the GameBoy Color, and you can get a Switch port for $30. (I went for the GBC regular edition.)

Various limited edition configurations and soundtracks are also available, with one all-in package at a whopping $390 - which is still cheaper than the original game. For those unfamiliar with the legacy, Capcom published WayForward's genie platformer just after the GameBoy Advance came out - and nobody bought the 8-bit charmer, resulting in Etsy bootlegs and really high prices. The cartridge is clear purple, modeled after the clear "color-only" cartridges for Nintendo's color portable - like Super Mario Bros. DX.

--AP

New NES: From Below, Tetris Clone

NintendoFrom BelowVia Matt Hughson on Twitter: Coming soon....

From Below is a new indie game and there's a preview of its boxed cartridge release. Click here to see a demo video - an octopus pushes up pieces, as the name hints, from below. The music ain't bad either.

--AP

Pylon Reissuing CD, LP of Chomp and Gyrate (and a boxed set)

MusicPylonVia New West Records: Pylon Box (and more) November 6, 2020. An exclusive vinyl color is sold out, but there's other merch too - coffee, shirts, and single albums.

If you've never heard these albums from the Athens scene before the likes of REM and the B-52s broke out, you should. "Italian Movie Theme" from Chomp would go on to be covered by Man or Astro-Man?, and there would be not a whole heck of a lot of other Pylon music after these. (Chain is, sadly, not included in the reissues.) They're pretty cheap given the secondary market prices of the originals, and $12ish for CDs and $22 for LPs ain't bad.

--AP

Support 16bit.com and Galactic Hunter via Patreon

16bit.comWe're taking donations for server costs! Really. One of the rewards is Q&A a few days early - you can read next Monday's installment as soon as it's ready, which can be as early as 12:01 AM my time on Monday!


Become a Patron!

If you've got a dollar a month to share, please Visit the Galactic Hunter Patreon and help cover our server costs. I'll still put in hours of work, writing, photography, and research for you - I just need some help making sure that the site costs me only time, and hopefully not money. Thanks for your support!

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Hell Freezpops Over
September 15, 2020
Review: Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Earthrise Micromasters Fuzer and Autobot Blast Master Action Figures

Figure of the DayTransformers Generations War for Cybertron Earthrise Micromasters Fuzer and Autobot Blast Master Action FiguresSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

Available now! The Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Earthrise Micromasters Fuzer and Autobot Blast Master Action Figures is a neat shuttle and one interesting robot... and one that falls over. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Ad: This Is Fine Dog Pop! Vinyl Figure at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Get New Exclusives at Entertainment Earth! But specifically the This is Fine Dog Pop! Vinyl Figure - Entertainment Earth Exclusive.

This is Fine Dog Pop! Vinyl Figure - EE Exclusive

Order yours now! And stay tuned for more sales.

--AP

Transformers Takara Tomy Generations Selects TT-GS11 Volcanicus

TransformersVolcanicus IIVia Hasbro Pulse: Transformers Takara Tomy Generations Selects TT-GS11 Volcanicus (Hasbro Pulse Exclusive). It's $188.99 for repaints of about $100 of figures with some more paint and new parts.

They're in carton deco, so they're vibrant and bright - but if you're happy with the set you have, maybe you don't want these too. But you might - because new feet, really cool swords, better colors, and more blasters are a pretty good selling point, as is red-faced Slag. I'd love to see the set in G2 or Age of Extinction colors, but that's me.

--AP

Freezepop Album Update

MusicReally!Via Freezepop on Kickstarter: ACTUAL REAL UPDATE! The vinyl is delayed (of course), a new maxi-single "Anchor to the World Below" was distributed last night, the bonus albums aren't done yet, and the actual album is dropping digitally for backers Tuesday September 22. (I didn't even know it was done.) The vinyl is coming later... whenever that is.

This album was expected in January of 2017 - so there was a slight delay. The EP is pretty good, I'm spinning it right now. Sure it's basically 3 new songs with 6 extra remixes, but that's 40 minutes of ear candy.

--AP

The Fall Resets Continue
September 16, 2020
Star Wars Review: K-2SO (The Vintage Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: K-2SO (The Vintage Collection). It's a new mold, and may be four years late or a couple years early depending on your perspective. Read the whole review.

--AP

PS5 - November 12, $399-$499
September 17, 2020
Review: Playmobil Back to the Future Marty McFly and Dr. Emmett Brown Figures

Figure of the DayPlaymobil Back to the Future Marty McFly and Dr. Emmett Brown FiguresSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Prpatreoobably not!

Twoish! Playmobil Back to the Future Marty McFly and Dr. Emmett Brown Figures is a nifty set of figures with some excellent gear, like a flyer for a fundraiser. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Super7 Reveals More ThunderCats Ultimates

ThunderCatsVia Super7 and Entertainment Earth and other online toy sellers (these are ad links): Pre-order ThunderCats Ultimates Monkian, Pumm-Ra, Snowman of Hook Mountain, and Lynx-O action figures. Each is $44.99 and due around November 2021.

ThunderCats Ultimates Snowman 7-Inch Action Figure ThunderCats Ultimates Lynx-O 7-Inch Action Figure ThunderCats Ultimates Monkian 7-Inch Action Figure ThunderCats Ultimates Pumm-Ra 7-Inch Action Figure

There are loads of cool accessories, and this is the first Pumm-Ra - so get it, or don't!

--AP

CD Players Return to Earth
September 18, 2020
Star Wars Review: Clone Commander Wolffe (The Vintage Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Clone Commander Wolffe (The Vintage Collection). This is a pretty decent figure, and it's new, and you probably won't easily find it. Read the whole review.

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchFantasy Tower Defense This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Super Punch Patrol, CastleStorm II, Kingdom Rush Origins, and over a dozen more.

At retail: Super Mario 3D All-Stars and WWE 2K Battlegrounds - but will you be able to find either?

--AP

Congratulations, Schitt's Creek
September 21, 2020
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A: Retro Figures, Star Wars Nomenclature, and Packaging Judging! It's new! Be sure to click through and read up on the latest!

Be sure to send in your questions for the next thrilling update!

--AP

New Lion Raider from Healeymade

GlyosNew StuffVia the Glyos News Dump: Healey Made Lion Raider - In Stock, $30.

The Voltron-inspired figure has a lot of paint, so it costs a tiny bit more than standard releases.

--AP

Nintendo Giving Away Promotional Mario Pins

NintendoThink PinVia Nintendo: Super Mario Bros. collectible pin set. The page asks you to go to 4 web pages and buy Super Mario 3D All-All Stars and/or play Mario Kart Tour on your smart thing.

It says codes will be sent out today at 12:00 PM Pacific - so maybe go do this right now if you're curious.

--AP

Support 16bit.com and Galactic Hunter via Patreon

16bit.comWe're taking donations for server costs! Really. One of the rewards is Q&A a few days early - you can read next Monday's installment as soon as it's ready, which can be as early as 12:01 AM my time on Monday!


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If you've got a dollar a month to share, please Visit the Galactic Hunter Patreon and help cover our server costs. I'll still put in hours of work, writing, photography, and research for you - I just need some help making sure that the site costs me only time, and hopefully not money. Thanks for your support!

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Excavation Point
September 22, 2020
Review: Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Earthrise Pounce and Wingspan Action Figure

Figure of the DayTransformers Generations War for Cybertron Earthrise Pounce and Wingspan Action FigureSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

Straight to clearance? The Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Earthrise Pounce and Wingspan Action Figure came and went quickly, and at a markdown at that. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance No-Go for Season 2

TVThra Thra for NowVia io9: After winning a Best Children's Program Emmy on Sunday, Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Has Been Canceled by Netflix. There have been a few comments made as to where and how the story will happen if this happened, and here we are.

I assume Kickstarter or crowdfunding wouldn't be unlikely, but I'd probably also roll the dice for print. Comics and novelizations are nice and cheap. If you haven't watched the show, it starts slow - and looks like a 1990s CD-ROM game in parts - but it's super charming and has lots of awesome creatures.

--AP

Freezepop's Long-Awaited Fantasizer Released to Backers

MusicPop!Via Feezepop: Fantasizer album released to backers. I'm not sure when the CD, LP, or bonus albums will be out - but this is still a pretty momentous thing.

It's up for pre-order for non-backers, and I believe it'll be out very very shortly. In digital. Physical might take a bit.

--AP

PulseCon Pre-Orders for Priority Purchase Today
September 23, 2020
Star Wars Review: Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper, The Vintage Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper, The Vintage Collection). It's a new head sculpt on an old body. Read the whole review.

--AP

HasLab Does HeroQuest Game System via Avalon Hill

ToysDoodle WorldVia Kickstarter Hasbro Pulse: HeroQuest Game System. The old board game has been revived with some new/exclusive elements, expansions, and a two-tier system of support - making this a lot more like Kickstarter.

The vintage game is in a similar price range - this new one has a $100 and a $150 tier - but obviously, this has more stuff in a mint and sealed box. It's 85% (or more) supported as I write this, and you get charged November 6 for delivery in... as far as I can tell, there is absolutely no hint as to a release date. But Polygon makes reference to a mass retail release in 2021, so presumably it will be around that time.

--AP

Black Widow Pushed to 2021, Others Delayed
September 24, 2020
Review: Onell Design Delphi Ryllcedia

Figure of the DayOnell Design Delphi RyllcediaSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

A new legend! Onell Design Delphi Ryllcedia has been teased and in development for nearly a decade after first appearing as a custom release - so he's kind of a big deal. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Transformers Kingdom Previewed

TransformersCyclonusVia IGN: New Transformers Generations: War for Cybertron: Kingdom Figures Announced by Hasbro. Beast Wars Megatron, Cheetor, and Rattrap join a movie-inspired Cyclonus, and these are due in early 2021.

More of this line is expected to be revealed on Saturday as part of Hasbro's "PulseCon" event around 8:25 AM Pacific on Saturday, when I'll be sleeping. It's worth noting that the toys seem to keep the 3mm pegs on the engines or blasters, but the C.O.M.B.A.T. zits are largely removed. Kingdom is expected to be the finale of the War for Cybertron Trilogy and the follow-up has not yet been confirmed (nor rumored) at this time.

--AP

PulseCon Starts Today
September 25, 2020
Star Wars Review: Garazeb "Zeb" Orrelios (The Black Series 6-Inch)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Garazeb "Zeb" Orrelios (The Black Series 6-Inch). This is a big figure - it's similar in build to MOTUC and Ultimates. Read the whole review.

--AP

NES Game with Wi-Fi In Cartridge Coming

NintendoMore Blue GlowVia Roger Bidon on Twitter: Super Tilt Bro. for NES is a new fighting game with local and online co-op. I'm certainly curious to see how it works.

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchKirby Fighters 2 This week's batch of titles on the eShop: RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Complete Edition, Kirby Fighters 2, Burnin' Rubber, and over a dozen more.

At retail: Trollhunters: Defenders of Arcadia.

--AP

Flat Earth Merch
September 28, 2020
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A: Star Wars Shipping! Exclusives! HasLab! PulseCon! It's new! Be sure to click through and read up on the latest!

Be sure to send in your questions for the next thrilling update!

--AP

More Crayboth from Cappyspace

GlyosBrawlketVia the Glyos News Dump: Coming Saturday: Cappy Space Feral Pod Drop are up now. Or sold out. One of those.

--AP

New NES: Haradius Zero

NintendoHaradius ZeroVia Twitter: Haradius Zero for NES is apparently in stock and ready to ship from Video Game Sage. I ordered one yesterday, and I was surprised to see it - the Famicom game has been in development for years and I didn't even know there was an NES one coming until someone posted the cartridge shells and stickers a couple of weeks ago.

If you haven't yet seen it, this video should give you a good idea of how it looks. Fans of Gradius should be salivating now.

--AP

Support 16bit.com and Galactic Hunter via Patreon

16bit.comWe're taking donations for server costs! Really. One of the rewards is Q&A a few days early - you can read next Monday's installment as soon as it's ready, which can be as early as 12:01 AM my time on Monday!


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Avatar 2 Done?
September 29, 2020
Review: Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Earthrise Seeker Elite Voyager Ramjet & Dirge Action Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Earthrise Seeker Elite Voyager Ramjet & Dirge Action FigureSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

Sold out? The Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Earthrise Seeker Elite Voyager Ramjet & Dirge Action Figure aren't available at regular price, so if you didn't pre-order the Amazon exclusives you may be upset by the pricing - these are good figures. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

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Ad: New Hasbro Reveals at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Get New Hasbro Transformers, Power Rangers, G.I. Joe, Star Wars, Zoids, and More at Entertainment Earth! That's right - US versions of Zoids Wild are coming. The Beast Wars are returning with Transformers War for Cybertron: Kingdom. And that's a new Jar Jar Binks in there, too. Welcome back, 1990s.

Star Wars Black Series Rey Dark Side Vision Action Figure Star Wars The Black Series Boba Fett Deluxe Action Figure Star Wars Black Series Deluxe Jar Jar Binks Action Figure Star Wars Vintage Collection Captain Rex Action Figure Star Wars Black Series Force FX Elite Ahsoka Tano Lightsaber Star Wars The Vintage Collection 2020 Action Figures Wave 5 Avengers Video Game Marvel Legends Action Figures Wave 2 Power Rangers Lightning Zeo Megazord 12-Inch Action Figure G.I. Joe Classified Series 6-Inch Zartan Action Figure G.I. Joe Classified Series Cobra Infantry Action Figure Transformers War for Cybertron Kingdom Beast Wars Megatron Power Rangers Lightning Mighty Morphin Green Ranger Figure Transformers War for Cybertron Kingdom Deluxe Warpath Zoids Mega Tanks Turtle-Type Action Figure Kit

Order yours now! And stay tuned for more new reveals.

--AP

D23 Delayed to 2022, Destination Star Trek London to 2021
September 30, 2020
Star Wars Review: Wicket (The Vintage Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Wicket (The Vintage Collection). It's a repaint with some improvements and some lateral changes. Read the whole review.

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Amazon's Lifeline/Ratchet Set Shipping This Week

TransformersLifeline and RatchetVia Amazon: Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Galactic Odyssey Collection Paradron Medics 2-Pack, AMAZON EXCLUSIVE, Ages 8 and Up, 5.5-inch. My order - and a few friends' - all updated from shipping in December to shipping this week.

It's still available for pre-order, so you may want to order yours if you were dragging your feet.

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